NRRA REPORTS THE PASSING OF FORMER BOARD CHAIR, WENDY S. FISHER
The National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) today announced the unexpected death of former NRRA Board Chair, Wendy S. Fisher on January 16, 2016.
“It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a dear friend and colleague, Wendy Fisher,” said Joe Deems, NRRA Executive Director. “For nearly 25 years, Wendy skillfully brought her leadership, insights, calm demeanor and friendship to our industry. We have all lost a well-respected leader and the insurance community has also truly lost one of its finest contributors. On behalf of everyone at NRRA, we extend our deepest sympathy to Wendy’s family.”
Wendy served on the Board of Directors of NRRA from 2001-2010, with two terms as Board Chair (2003-04 and 2008-09), and has been a member of the Government Affairs Committee since 2000 (Committee Chair 2001-03, and 2006-08). She was a frequent speaker at the National Risk Retention Association, the Captive Insurance Companies Association and the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council annual conferences and authored articles for the Risk Retention Reporter. She was also on the faculty of International Center for Captive Insurance Education.
“Wendy was a great person and model for us to follow as a leader,” said Dan Labrie, NRRA Chairman. “She cared very much about the industry, but more importantly about each of her colleagues. Her smile gave everyone around her an immense sense of joy and she will be missed by all of us.”
For 27 years, Wendy was employed by Home Buyers Warranty in Aurora, Colorado, most recently serving as Director of Regulatory Affairs. In her role, she oversaw regulatory compliance, corporate recordkeeping and governance for the organization and its 18 affiliated companies, including New Home Warranty Insurance Company, A Risk Retention Group. She was also responsible for procuring and managing the companies’ corporate insurance coverages.
Wendy held the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations, a resident property and casualty insurance producer license in Colorado, and non-resident producer licenses in forty-two other states.
In addition to her professional work, Wendy was also dedicated to volunteer work and organized her company’s MS Walk team, helping to raise over $1.3M over the last 27 years to end multiple sclerosis.
She is survived by her husband Geoff, 5 daughters, and multiple grandchildren.